Moreton Bay region is off the coast of Brisbane, in South East Queensland. The major islands of Moreton Bay includes Bribie, Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands. There are also a number of smaller islands including St Helena, Peel, Macleay, Lamb and Russell Islands. Moreton Bay also includes some bayside suburbs of Moreton Bay Regional, Brisbane City and Redlands City Councils.
Ferries- In order to get to Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands you must catch a passenger or vehicle ferry. There are a number of mainland departure points to get to the islands.
Getting to Moreton Island
- Tangalooma Flyer - passenger ferry departs from Pinkenba
- Moreton Island Micat - vehicle and passenger ferry departs from Port of Brisbane
Getting to North Stradbroke Island
- Straddie Flyer Gold cats - passenger taxi departs from Cleveland
- Stradbroke Ferries - vehicle ferry departs from Cleveland
- Big Red Cat - Vehicle ferry departs from Cleveland
- Whale Watching From June to Novemember, humpback whales can be sighted in the waters in and surrounding Moreton Bay as they migrate along the Queensland coast. There are many specialised whale watching tours that run throughout the whale watching season.
- Osprey House Environmental Centre, Griffin Osprey House is nestled amongst the mangroves on the North Pine River, where it opens into a wide estuary. It is rich with sea life and birdlife, with bird hides along the boardwalks amongst the foreshore. The environmental centre includes a life size dugong, bird and animal displays, interactive learning centre, microscopes, library, wetland tours, barbeque area and regular scheduled activities. The boardwalk has two lookouts ('Sir Arthur Dohle Amphitheatre' and 'Kingfisher') and one bird hide ('The Birdhide') on the intertidal zone of the North Pine River. A second bird hide ('The Lagoon') faces an uplands freshwater catchment where migratory birds can often be seen through November to May. The highlight of the environmental centre is the osprey nest with operational dual camera live feed, which showcases the behaviours of wild breeding pairs of osprey and their young. The most recent chick to thrive into adulthood was named 'Pippin' after the hobbit in Lord of the Rings. The environmental centre is run by volunteers and all osprey behaviour logged as part of a world-wide effort to provide more information on the fishing raptor. Donations are welcome, however entry is free. Osprey House is open every day from 10am to 4pm. The boardwalks are accessible at any time. For further enquiries please call: (07) 3886 4463